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A visit to the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier should not be missed! The National Aquarium of New Zealand is filled with fun, interesting and educational things to do.
Behind the Scene Tours can be tailored to suit any particular area of interest and include handling of some animals. – when safety and health regulations allow, preparing food, feeding different creatures and learning about some of the sophisticated equipment that controls the multi-million dollar complex.
For special gifts and unique souvenirs, please visit our Aquarium Shop located near front reception. There is a café called the Fishbowl Café.
The National Aquarium receives a daily supply of up to 40 kilograms of fresh fish for feeding. At set times during the day, divers will enter the Oceanarium to feed the fish, and there will be other presentations around the aquarium. Check the sign boards for times.
Diving with the sharks - Go diving in the ocean tank! If you are a qualified diver you can get up close and wet. This amazing experience is by appointment only.
Allow 1-2 hours for your enjoyable visit to the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
You will find the National Aquarium of New Zealand located on Marine Parade, Napier in sunny Hawke's Bay. The Aquarium is only 10 minutes walk from Napier City.
Daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm
Last entry 4:30pm
(Closed Christmas Day)
“The best Aquarium in New Zealand.”
“I like it more every time I visit, quite magnificent.”
“Great place to bring our out of town visitors.”